Pre-match thread CC - Yorks v Durham

Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

05 Sep 2016, 12:41 #11

Thanks. The later stats are where I was baring my assumption that Headingley is not a given home win for us as we only win 50% there whereas is as high as 70 in Scarborough. Clearly Scarboroufh is a result wicket more than Headingley but it backfires against us occasionally!

It's also dangerous to base expected results on league positions. Last week we saw Vince strengthen the Hants batting order and with the Englsnd players possibly being released then some underperforming counties may be stronger such as Notts if Hales and Ball come back and Durham with Stokes and Wood.

Teams at the bottom fighting to survive may take more of a risk seeking a win.

Lancashire may raise their game as they did against us but didn't v Somerset.

A few twists and turns still await
Reply
Like

Joined: 28 Apr 2016, 12:45

05 Sep 2016, 12:42 #12

An update on my earlier stats re "home" form from todays "Press".

".....The White Rose have only lost once in 28 Championship matches at Headingley since Jason Gillespie took over as coach ahead of 2012, winning 13 of them.

And Gale said: “We must have one of the best home records in the country over the last few years......."


For Martin ---- Scarborough since JG arrived (2012) played 10, won 7, drawn 1, lost 2.

To sum up......

Headingley since 2012 - played 28, won 13, drawn 14, lost 1.

Scarborough since 2012 - played 10, won 7, drawn 1, lost 2.

I guess that proves your point Martin and probably disproves mine!!. The figures are from yearbooks, hopefully correct.
But what happens if it is a bright morning in Leeds? do Durham go for a toss letting us know they want to bat ,
Reply
Like

Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

05 Sep 2016, 12:49 #13

ThirdUmp --- Most of the draws at Headingley have been very much rain affected. I am of a firm opinion that there will always be a win for one of the teams at Headingley with a full 4 days cricket. IMO, it is more of a "result" wicket at Headingley than Scarborough, although the stats state otherwise. Better weather at Scarborough perhaps, so more matches completed!!
Reply
Like

Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

05 Sep 2016, 13:07 #14

(Puts tin hat on), Bairstow is unavailable for the rest of the season, as is Root, but we knew that anyway. Plunkett, Willey and Rashid may be available for the final two games but I suspect only Rashid would currently get in the side.
Reply
Like

Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 14:11

05 Sep 2016, 13:09 #15

Expected Root to be missing but thought we would have Bairstow back.
Was looking forward to seeing him play.
Reply
Like

Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

05 Sep 2016, 13:12 #16

Bangladesh tour starts first week of October so I guess it was inevitable.
Reply
Like

Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

05 Sep 2016, 13:24 #17

Do the players have any say at all in what THEY want to do?

I suspect Jonny would be far happier helping us chase down a 3rd successive Championship, thus etching his name in the record books forever, rather than sitting on his derriere watching like the rest of us.

I have heard all the arguments re the ECB and their'ownership' of the players but, for me, it's wrong to treat the CC like this.
Reply
Like

Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

05 Sep 2016, 13:25 #18

Bangladesh tour starts first week of October so I guess it was inevitable.
My respect always goes to those that serve the club well as appose to those that mainly serve the ECB.
Reply
Like

Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

05 Sep 2016, 13:34 #19

Why? Aren't players allowed to be ambitious? They grow up dreaming of playing for England.
Reply
Like

Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

05 Sep 2016, 13:38 #20

Chris Jordan plays in this country because it helps his bank balance.
Reply
Like